London's most sensible sons The Rakes have announced details of their long-awaited second album.
The record, titled Ten New Messages, is out in March and was produced by Jim Abiss (Arctic Monkeys, Editors, Kasabian) and Brendan Lynch (Primal Scream).
Frontman Alan Donohoe said of the follow-up to August '05's Capture/Release:
"The album was inspired by a combination of choral music, the television show 24, Bond theme tunes, World War I poets and the Sugababes."
The band will tour around the album's release, at the venues listed below:
19 Nottingham Rock City
20 Dublin Vicar Street
21 Glasgow Barrowlands
22 Sheffield Octagon
23 Norwich UEA
25 Manchester Ritz
26 Newcastle Academy
28 Birmingham Academy
29 Bristol Academy
30 Southampton Guidhall
31 London Brixton Academy
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